New York Knicks

The latest news, rumors and analysis surrounding the New York Knicks during 2016 NBA Free Agency.

Saturday, July 4:

Lance Thomas and the Knicks agree to a multi-year deal:


According to Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago, and confirmed by Marc Stein of ESPN, the New York Knicks are on the verge of agreeing with Brandon Jennings.


How did Phil manage to squeeze B-Jenn under the salary cap? Not too sure, but he’s a perfect backup point guard to D-Rose.

Saturday, July 2:

After a continual back and forth, Courtney Lee has decided to sign on with the New York Knicks. His deal is a reported 4-years and $50 million, via Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.


Ian Begley of ESPN New York reported the Knicks offer to Courtney Lee is four-years with a salary of upwards of $10 million per season.

Per Begley, the Knicks will have at least $12 million in cap space after signing Joakim Noah. The Knicks will be competing with other teams, offering Lee more money.

If Lee decides to play elsewhere, the Knicks have also targeted Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers.


Friday, July 1:

So much for Courtney Lee. According to Woj, Eric Gordon is the Knicks’ new top target at the shooting guard position. God knows why.

The Knicks are going to have some competition for Lance Thomas‘ services.

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Thomas is speaking with Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau, as well as a number of other teams. Including the Knicks of course.


Per ESPN, Phil Jackson said he expects to re-sign both Thomas and Langston Galloway.

Thomas expressed a desire to return to the Knicks.

“I love New York,” Thomas said. “I really don’t know what’s going to happen, to be honest. I love New York, I’m from the area. If it works out that way, I’d love to come back.”

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported that the Knicks are targeting Courtney Lee as their starting shooting guard. They will meet with Lee on Friday.

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported that the Knicks are working on a deal with Joakim Noah in the range of four years, $70M-plus.

Per Charania, the framework of the deal will be worked out during negotiations Friday in Orlando.

Thursday, Jun. 30:

It seems like a certainty that Joakim Noah will sign with the New York Knicks. But what about that wing player?

According to ESPN, the Knicks will get a phone interview with top swingman Nicolas Batum.


NBA Free Agency is coming. The process starts at 12:01 am Friday and it’s going to be wild. With the salary cap spike every team will be spending money, including the Knicks.

This offseason is make or break for Phil Jackson. He had no draft picks to work with, and Derrick Rose isn’t a long term solution at point guard. Free agency is Jackson’s best chance to improve the roster.

Jackson failed in free agency last summer. He was brought in here to recruit top talents to New York. The thought of it happening is so laughable now, we’ve forgotten about that.

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Chip Murphy
I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.